Ideally, patriotic fervor, a majority of us reserve for the select two days, annually, should be replaced with patriotic fervour all through the year. But when are things ideal even in a free country? Since there is a lot to improve and make room for, we hear a few voices that are banging the desk about the changes they want to see in the nation.
To preserve the benefits of what is called civilized life, and to remedy at the same time the evil which it has produced, ought to considered as one of the first objects of reformed legislation. Whether that state that is proudly, perhaps erroneously, called civilization, has most promoted or most injured the general happiness of man is a question that may be strongly contested. On one side, the spectator is dazzled by splendid appearances; on the other, he is shocked by extremes of wretchedness; both of which it has erected.
THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot. Quote by Thomas Paine. Quote Topics:. Retrieved 16 August,from 9quotes.
The year was and the time had come for Americans to assert their independence from the British. This was the topic of contentious debate throughout the colonies in the summer of Though locked in a bloody struggle with British troops, the talk was not about battles won or lost.
How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
Everest- size challenge. Nevertheless, as a practicing Buddhist Methodist, this is my challenge. While running for President, he said he would pull our troops out.
Thomas Paine 29 January — 8 June was a British-American political writer, theorist, and activist who had a great influence on the thoughts and ideas which led to the American Revolution and the United States Declaration of Independence. This is an essay that was published in the Pennsylvanian Journal and the Weekly Advertiser on March 8th,of which Paine had most recently became editor. Due to the circumstances of its publication, it is speculated that it was composed, partly or entirely by Paine, though their are many who are skeptical. This is a essay published in the Pennsylvania Magazine in August anonymously, as with the prior essay, it is likewise speculated to be written by Paine.
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state. The conventional army loses if it does not win.